In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this labor day weekend from Lansing, Huntsville, Tampa, Birmingham and Mundelein.

August 30

Off the Wire Food Truck News8 Michigan food trucks win nearly $78,000 in state grants to launch or expand their business – LANSING, MI – Eight food trucks throughout the state won a total of $77,775 in grants to either launch their business or expand it.

The trucks are from East Lansing, Kalamazoo, Flint, Pontiac, Southfield, Traverse City and Marquette. They were chosen among 65 applications requesting $601,372.

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Food trucks could serve downtown Huntsville 7 days a week if proposal passes – HUNTSVILLE, AL – Food trucks would become a more regular part of the downtown Huntsville dining scene under a proposed change to the city zoning ordinance.

A rule adopted earlier this year let mobile eateries set up along Clinton Avenue and Cleveland Avenue as part of the new downtown arts and entertainment districts. However, they are limited to serving food from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

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August 31

Tampa smashes world record for food trucks – TAMPA, FL – Rain was in the air Saturday morning, but it didn’t stop a world record-breaking effort at the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally.

More than 80 trucks paraded from downtown Tampa to the Florida State Fairgrounds after Mayor Bob Buckhorn rang the ceremonial dinner bell. At the fairgrounds, 99 trucks was the final record-breaking count. The previous world record was 62, set at Magic City Casino in Miami in April.

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September 1

More UAB Dining Options to Come – BIRMINGHAM, AL – UAB Campus Restaurants is expanding more rapidly than ever with new additions of restaurants and food trucks across campus.

 UAB has contracted local food trucks to be available for students, faculty and alumni at the Mini Park Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The food trucks include Cantina on Wheels, Melt, Off the Hook, and Spoonfed Grill. Dining dollars will be accepted at all mobile sites.

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September 2

Taste of Paris in Mundelein adds mobile food truck –  MUNDELEIN, IL – Claude Bouteille is no stuffy French chef bound to a secretive kitchen.

The Mundelein transplant opened Taste of Paris four years ago in, of all places, an intimate space he shared with an Italian pizzeria and bistro sitting in a strip mall.

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